Classic Russian Kotleti Recipe

Updated July 13, 2013

Classic Russian Kotleti are a lot like meatballs, just flavored and formed a bit differently. Kotleti to kids in Russia, are like chicken nuggets to kids in US.

Anytime we come across a Russian cafe, we always end up ordering kotleti. Some of the best ones I've tried were at Brighton Beach, New York. These kotleti are moist, flavored perfectly, using a few, simple ingredients.

Serving size:
45 min
30 min
Ready in
1 hr 15 min


Soak the bread pieces with milk for about 10 minutes, shred the bread into small pieces. Mix ground chicken with egg, mayonnaise and bread. Mix in onion and season to taste.
Preheat oil in a frying pan to a medium heat. Spoon small amount of mixture into the frying pan. Fry on each side until golden brown.

That's it!

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